Quotation by Aldous Huxley

When truth is nothing but the truth, it's unnatural, it's an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world. In nature there are always so many other irrelevant things mixed up with the essential truth. That's why art moves you—precisely because it's unadulterated with all the irrelevancies of real life.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. Philip Quarles, in Point Counter Point, ch. 1 (1928).

Through his autobiographical character, Philip Quarles, Huxley expresses one of his principal themes: art's unreliability.
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